Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.
We woke up this morning and got on the road immediately, as we had a lot of ground to cover. When I was online yesterday, I managed to find a couple of interesting things to do in this area. Since we were staying between Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina we concentrated on those two areas. This area of North Carolina is often referred to as "Tobacco Road" because of it's history in tobacco production.
How the plans change on a trip like this. Lately, I have started to look at the calendar with a bit of nervousnes. You are probably thinking to yourself, why? Well we only have another six weeks to make it back to Las Vegas and we haven't even hit Washington D.C. yet. We have to be back from Guatemala and Mexico by October 21st for my dad's wedding, so that means leaving for our three months in those countries sometime around the end of July.
We don't have very many pictures for you today, since it was another driving day where we didn't accomplish much. After yesterday, you will not see me complaining. When we got back to the hotel last night I was exhausted and a tad annoyed from missing everything. I just laid down and collapsed on the bed. When I awoke this morning, I felt quite refreshed.
I am going to combine these two days together as not much happened on Day 36. Saturday really consisted of two things. We drove about 5 hours and went to the movies. The day started out quite normal. We woke up in the morning, checked out of the hotel and got on the road towards Nashville. The drive should have only taken us about 3 1/2 hours, but since it was Memorial Day weekend and the freeway was under heavy construction it took us about five.
If you read yesterday's post then you know that today was another Six Flags day. We have our season passes so why not? This is probably the last Six Flags park we will hit before school gets out. When we go to Six Flags it tends to be pretty cheap as we eat before we get to the parks and don't have to pay admission. In addition to all of that, the three of us really love roller coasters.
On a day when we looked at a lot of stuff, but didn't do to much, we had one definite thing on the agenda. Atlanta was the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and the place that he lived most of his adult life. In 1980 President Jimmy Carter named the Ebinezer Baptist Church where he preached, a National Historic Site. Ebinezer Baptist Church is also the church where his father and grandfather preached before him.
Our day started just across the border from Savannah in Hardeeville, South Carolina. Yesterday when we arrived in Savannah it was to late in the afternoon to do a tour of the historical district, so we opted to do the tour this morning. After experiencing it, we are glad that we gave ourselves plenty of time to explore Savannah's Historical District.